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Portrait of Beethoven, Vienna (c1804) by Willibrord Joseph Mähler (1778-1860)
AKG London
Track(s) taken from CDA67327
Recording details: September 2002
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: January 2003
Total duration: 5 minutes 5 seconds

Allegretto in B flat major, WoO39
composer
June 1812; composed for Maximiliane Brentano

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Beethoven composed the little Allegretto in B flat in June 1812 for ten-year-old Maximiliane, daughter of Antonie Brentano who is now the favourite candidate as the composer’s ‘Immortal Beloved’. This deliberately easy piece is a sonata movement in 6/8 ‘pastoral’ metre, wholly free of Beethoven’s trademark developmental tension yet full of gentle, guileless charm.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2003

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